Who is Jacob Anderson – The Actor Who Plays Grey Worm on ‘Game of Thrones’?

Grey Worm is arguably one of the characters you just can’t help but fall in love with while watching the acclaimed Game of Thrones as Jacob Anderson brought his A-game on set to depict the role. Although he struck gold with his role on the HBO hit, the British actor is also known for other things in the entertainment sphere.

For those who dod not recognize him by his given name, the moniker Raleigh Ritchie might ring a bell, as it is the other name Jacob Anderson goes by. He uses this pseudonym for some of his entertainment exploits as you will find below.

Meet Jacob Anderson Before Fame

Jacob Basil Anderson is a British actor of Afro-Caribbean descent from his father’s side of the family. His birth record shows he was born on 18th June 1990, in Bristol, England. He grew up in his birthplace until he turned 17, at this time, he relocated to London in pursuit of a career in entertainment.

In the absence of information about his educational background, it is public knowledge that Jacob’s parents’ raised him in a friendly environment. He enjoyed a peaceful home with his siblings and gives credit to his folks for encouraging him to go after his dreams of becoming an entertainer.

He Has a Long List of Filmography

The British actor started acting in 2007 and has so far appeared in more than twenty productions, the bulk of which is in television. In the television department where his career started, Jacob Anderson kicked things off with a role in one episode of Doctors in 2007. The same year brought him two more roles in one episode each on The Bill and The Whistleblowers as Clayton Fortune and Anthony James respectively. Three more TV projects were lined up for him in 2008 when he portrayed the roles of Lucien, Dom Parke, and Dean Mitchell in Primeval, Casualty, and Spooks respectively.

The next time Jacob Anderson would be seen on a TV project was in 2011 and he made it count with his depiction of Simon in three episodes of Injustice, followed by his roles as Chugger in Outnumbered (2011). The year 2012 can be classified as a very busy year for the British star. He appeared in Skins, Silent Witness, Episodes and Beaver Falls in the same year.

Hot on the heels of a very busy 2012, Jacob Anderson hit the jackpot when he landed a role in the widely revered TV series Game of Thrones the very next year. He joined the show in season three and played the role of Grey Worm until the end (2019), appearing in 33 episodes. He also played the role of Steven Coombs in 10 episodes of The Mimic from 2013 to 2014. The actor equally played Dean Thomas in Broadchurch (2013), appearing in 6 episodes and showed up as himself on Saturday Night Live.

His film roles include Omen in Adulthood (2008), Si in Chatroom (2010), Angelo in (2010), Ricky in Demons Never Die (2011), Lloyd in Comedown (2012), Patrick in Offender (2012) and Private Charlie Dawson in Overlord (2018).

Jacob Anderson is also a Musician

His journey into the music arena commenced in 2006 when he worked briefly with some artists like Typesun and Plan B. He penned a deal with Columbia Records in 2013 and in the same year, he dropped a three-track EP titled The Middle Child.

He released his first album You’re a Man Now, Boy, on 26 February 2016 and it went straight to the Official Albums Chart, peaking at number thirty-two. The album, however, slipped off the chart the next week as a result of poor sales.

Known as Raleigh Ritchie in the music scene, he featured on Stormzy’s debut album Gang Signs & Prayer track 13 – “Don’t Cry For Me”. The piece was released on 24 February 2017. Some of the other albums the musician has since released are Black and Blue EP, Black and Blue Point Two, Mind the Gap, and Dancefloor Hits.

Is Jacob Anderson Married, To Who?

Jacob Anderson
Jacob and Aisling – image source

Jacob Anderson’s role as the commander of the Unsullied in Game of Thrones endeared him to many but while his female fans teemed, the handsome actor was already off the market. He began a romantic relationship with actress Aisling Loftus in 2011. They dated for a while and finally became husband and wife in December 2018. Due to his love for privacy, not much can be said about his marital life and he has not made any revelations about having a child.

Aisling kicked off her acting career in the year 2000 and has consistently appeared in several movies and tv shows since then.


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